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Disability Issues
Mon 6 Jun 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner congratulates those who have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours for their contribution to the disabled community. “This year’s recipients have been recognised across a wide range of areas including Paralympic sport, foster care, special education and support services for disabled people,” Ms Wagner says. “I congratulate all the recipients on their outstanding contribution to the disability sector. ...
Disability Issues
Mon 30 May 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner launched the Hidden Talent Tour today in Hamilton to encourage employers to take on more disabled people. “The Hidden Talent Tour is based on a similar concept developed in the US, which showcases the skills and talents of disabled people and encourages business owners and employers to hire and retain disabled people,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Disability Issues
Mon 30 May 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner launched the Hidden Talent Tour today in Hamilton to encourage employers to take on more disabled people. “The Hidden Talent Tour is based on a similar concept developed in the US, which showcases the skills and talents of disabled people and encourages business owners and employers to hire and retain disabled people,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Disability Issues
Wed 25 May 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner says the first round of consultation on the development of a new disability strategy for New Zealand has been a great success. “587 individuals and organisations completed an online survey and a further 35 submissions were received in other ways – including five providing feedback via video. ...
Disability Issues
Wed 25 May 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner says the first round of consultation on the development of a new disability strategy for New Zealand has been a great success. “587 individuals and organisations completed an online survey and a further 35 submissions were received in other ways – including five providing feedback via video. ...
Disability Issues
Fri 13 May 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner congratulates the New Zealand Defence Force team on their success at the 2016 Invictus games in Florida. The Invictus Games are a Paralympic-style sporting championship for wounded, injured and sick military servicemen and women, both serving and veterans. “I congratulate the outstanding performance of the New Zealand team. The team of 21 competitors have won 9 medals. It’s a tremendous result that the team should be extremely proud of,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Disability Issues
Fri 13 May 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner congratulates the New Zealand Defence Force team on their success at the 2016 Invictus games in Florida. The Invictus Games are a Paralympic-style sporting championship for wounded, injured and sick military servicemen and women, both serving and veterans. “I congratulate the outstanding performance of the New Zealand team. The team of 21 competitors have won 9 medals. It’s a tremendous result that the team should be extremely proud of,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Disability Issues
Sun 8 May 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner encourages all New Zealanders to take part in New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week to celebrate one of the country’s official languages and its role in developing a strong Deaf community. “Next week allows us to take stock of just how much we have achieved in the 10 years since NZSL became an official language and to acknowledge how it has supported the growth of a vibrant, healthy and flourishing Deaf community in New Zealand,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Disability Issues
Sun 8 May 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner encourages all New Zealanders to take part in New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week to celebrate one of the country’s official languages and its role in developing a strong Deaf community. “Next week allows us to take stock of just how much we have achieved in the 10 years since NZSL became an official language and to acknowledge how it has supported the growth of a vibrant, healthy and flourishing Deaf community in New Zealand,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Disability Issues
Fri 6 May 2016
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith says submissions are overwhelmingly supportive of New Zealand joining an international treaty that will make more published works available to people with a print disability. “The government released a discussion document in October seeking public feedback on whether New Zealand should accede to the international copyright agreement,” Mr Goldsmith says. ...
Disability Issues
Fri 6 May 2016
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith says submissions are overwhelmingly supportive of New Zealand joining an international treaty that will make more published works available to people with a print disability. “The government released a discussion document in October seeking public feedback on whether New Zealand should accede to the international copyright agreement,” Mr Goldsmith says. ...